Rocket Lands In Indian Envoy's Residential Compound In Kabul, No Injuries Reported: Sources

The blast in Afghanistan's Kabul took place at the compound of Indian Ambassador's home, where a rocket landed in the tennis court, no one has been injured

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Rocket Lands In Indian Envoy's Residential Compound In Kabul, No Injuries Reported: Sources

The rocket landed in the tennis court at the ambassador Manpreet Vohra's home in Kabul.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Explosion on tennis court of Manpreet Vohra's residential compound
  2. Peace conference, attended by officials of 27 nations, underway in Kabul
  3. Last week, sewage truck blast in Kabul killed 150: Afghan president
A rocket propelled grenade exploded inside India House, Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra's residential compound in Kabul this afternoon. Top sources confirmed there were no injuries after it exploded on the tennis court of the residential compound.

India House is a highly guarded and fortified compound and is close to several embassies and NATO's 'Resolute Support' Headquarters. The incident took place as Kabul is under a security blanket for The Kabul Process Peace and Security Conference, which is  being attended by top officials of 27 countries and international organizations.

Opening the conference, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has doubled the number of those killed in last week's sewage truck blast to 150. That makes the attack the bloodiest one in Kabul since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001.

Last week's attack was at the German embassy gate, near the Indian embassy compound. Today's rocket propelled attack was at The Indian Ambassador's residential compound, which is separate and some distance away.

The Afghan Intelligence Service the NDS blames the Haqqani network and Pakistan's ISI for last week's blast -- something Islamabad denies.

The Taliban denied it was behind last week's attack and there was no claim from the Islamic State's local affiliate as well.

The Kabul Peace Conference initiated by Afghanistan is trying to build a regional and international consensus on security and the fight against terrorism. US President Donald Trump is to decide soon whether to agree to the Pentagon and send up to 5,000 more US troops to the 9,000 already in Afghanistan. Currently there are about 13,400 foreign troops in the country.


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